May 22, 2015
For the second year in a row, Tompkins Cortland Community College has placed multiple players on the NJCAA Region III all-region lacrosse team. Freshman defender Brooks Reed (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and freshman attack Brian Litzenberger (Cortland H.S./Cortland) were recognized for being among the best in the region. Both players were named to the second team. Onondaga Community College, the region and national champions, accounted for nine of the 13 first-team selections plus a second-team selection. Genesee Community College had six selections total (four first-team and two second-team), and SUNY Delhi and Herkimer College were next with three each, all second-team. Finger Lakes Community College was the only school represented on the team, with two players on the second team. Voting was done by the coaches from the 12 Region III teams.
Reed, who was also honored with a Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference selection, started all 14 games as a defender. He was key contributor to a defense that put up the best numbers in the history of the program: holding nine of 14 opponents to single-digit goals, and nearly recording a shutout three times. On average, the Panthers allowed 8.88 goals per game, the best in team history. Reed also scored a goal in the team’s 5-4 win at Mohawk Valley Community College.
Litzenberger was one of the top scorers in region, putting in 23 goals while handing out 21 assists in 14 games. He scored multiple goals in seven games and had multiple assists in seven games, with four of those times coming in the same game. His season-high of eight points on five goals and three assists in the win over County College of Morris was one of the ten best single-game efforts in TC3’s history.
This is the second year in a row, but just the second time overall that TC3 has had multiple all-region selections since lacrosse was reinstated as a varsity sport in 2008. The two selections this year brings TC3’s total all-region selections to six.
May 11, 2015
Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomore Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and freshman Brooks Reed (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) have been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse all-conference team. A total of twenty players are chosen to the team, with voting done by the coaches in the conference. This marks the fourth straight year TC3 has been represented on the all-conference team, and the third time in that span the Panthers have had multiple honorees.
Dah is the first two-time all-MSAC selection in TC3 lacrosse history. The goalie posted an 8.84 goals against average, the best in the College’s history. He had two games this year where he allowed just one goal, the best single-game performance ever by a TC3 goalie.
Reed started all 14 games as a defender. He was a vital part of the best defensive unit ever to wear TC3 uniforms. As a team, the Panthers limited nine of 14 opponents to fewer than ten goals in their game, including four teams they kept under five goals. Statistically, TC3 had the second best defense in the MSAC, behind only champion Onondaga. As a team, the Panthers allowed 8.88 goals per game, with Reed playing nearly every minute in the defensive end.
The NJCAA Region III men’s lacrosse playoffs got off to a thrilling start, as the #8 seed Tompkins Cortland Community College Panthers and #9 seed SUNY Broome Hornets played a triple overtime game in Dryden Tuesday, with Broome ultimately pulling out the 13-12 win. Broome advances to the regional quarterfinals where they will play top-seed Onondaga Community College Wednesday. TC3’s season ends with a record of 5-6 in Region III and 6-8 overall. It marks the second year in a row and third time in the past four years that TC3’s season ended in the playoffs.
The game was tight from the opening whistle, with Broome scoring first before TC3 answered to tie it at 1-1. The Hornets netted the next two, but again TC3 answered, coming back to tie the score at 3-3 as the first quarter ended. The second quarter saw Broome again reclaim the lead, but the Panthers closed out the half with a 5-0 run to take an 8-4 lead into halftime.
In the third quarter, Broome rallied, scoring four unanswered to tie the score at 8-8. In the fourth the lead changed sides twice before Broome moved ahead 12-10 with 5:52 left. A Panther goal with 4:20 left pulled the home team within one, and a dramatic goal by defender Matt Geisler (Pine Bush H.S./Pine Bush) off an assist from DaShawn White (Bay Shore H.S./Bay Shore) with 36 seconds left tied the game at 12-12. The score remained 12-12 when the horn sounded, ending regulation.
The first overtime saw each team get one shot, with Broome hitting the post with 30 seconds left. The second overtime saw the Panthers get three shots to Broome’s one, but neither team could find the net. The winner came in the third overtime, when Broome scored with 1:05 left on the clock.
White had a monster day, setting TC3 playoff records for points and goals scored with nine points on seven goals and two assists. Wes Swanson (Dryden H.S./Dryden) finished with two goals and three assists, a new TC3 playoff record for assists. Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) had two goals in his final game as a Panther, leaving him with 66 on his career, the second most in TC3 history, Luke Stevenson (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) added an assist and Geisler finished with one goal. Goalie Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) recorded 11 saves and made several strong defensive plays. He finishes his TC3 career with 11 wins, the second most in program history.
High School: Sleepy Hollow
Hometown: Sleepy Hollow
Major: Liberal Arts and Sciences-General Studies
|7||Ian Henrichsen||M||Fr.||5-9||160||New Roots/Freeville|
|10||Timothy Greaves||M||Fr.||6-1||157||Frederick Douglas Academy/Bronx|
|11||Eh Tha Dah||G||Fr.||5-7||139||Ithaca/Ithaca|
|12||Xavier Howard||M||Fr.||5-10||135||Bishop Loughlin/Brooklyn|
|13||Jeff Lutz||A||Fr.||5-7||147||Putnam Valley/Putnam Valley|
|16||Joseph Alvarez||M||Fr.||5-5||238||James Baldwin/New York City|
|22||Tyrek Joyner||D||Fr.||5-11||252||School for International Studies/Brooklyn|
|23||Max Bosworth||M||Fr.||5-11||176||Keene/Keene, N.H.|
|24||Jorge Berenguer||M||Fr.||5-9||213||Sleepy Hollow/Sleepy Hollow|
MSAC (2-2), Region III (5-5)
28 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
23 (vs. Dean College, 4/5/08)
21 (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
17 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
13 (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
12 (vs. Alfred State College, 3/24/12)
12 (vs. Cayuga CC, 3/31/14)
12 (at Herkimer College, 4/19/14)
3 (at Cayuga CC, 3/13/13)
5 (vs. Herkimer County CC, 3/21/12)
5 (at Niagara County CC, 3/14/12)
5 (at Mohawk Valley CC, 4/7/11)
5 (at Herkimer College, 4/19/14)
10 Orazio Ciaschi (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
10 Ryan Watson (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
10 Nick Velazquez (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
10 Max Bosworth (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
10 Max Bosworth (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
10 Max Bosworth (at Jefferson CC, 4/12/14)
70 Max Bosworth (2014)
64 Orazio Ciaschi (2014)
51 Mike Hartnett (2013)
51 Brandon Macera (2009)
99 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
70 Max Bosworth (2014)
66 Robert Earnshaw (2011-12)
10 Nick Velazquez (vs. Northampton CC, 3/223/14)
8 Max Bosworth (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
8 Orazio Ciaschi (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
51 Max Bosworth (2014)
45 Brandon Macera (2008)
44 Orazio Ciaschi (2008)
73 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
51 Max Bosworth (2014)
44 Orazio Ciaschi (2014)
6 Ryan Watson (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
5 Larry Siany (vs. Syracuse JV, 4/15/77)
5 Max Bosworth (vs. Cayuga CC, 3/31/14)
24 Michael Manuel (2012)
24 Larry Siany (1977)
22 Ryan Watson (2008)
30 Larry Siany (1977-78)
10.8 Cory Spisak (2012)
11.2 A.J. Rich (1978)
13.8 Cory Spisak (2011)
9 Cory Spisak (2012)
6 Beau Saul (1977)
5 Eh Tha Dah (2014)
12 Cory Spisak (2011-12)
6 Beau Saul (1977)
5 Eh Tha Dah (2014)
Coach McMullin is in his fourth season with the Panthers, and his second as head coach. He has been involved in all aspects of the program and has been largely responsible for the growth of the program.
Coach McMullin brings valuable experience as both a player and coach, having been a standout player both in high school and at TC3. During his time in a Panthers uniform he showed a tremendous ability to put the ball in the net, scoring 21 goals in just seven games. As a coach, he exudes the same energy he brought to the field as a player, helping the team and each player reach their potential on and off the field.
Contact: email@example.com, 607-844-8222, Ext.4492
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The 2014 season came to an end for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team Wednesday as the Panthers lost in the first round of the NJCAA Region III playoffs to Monroe Community College, 23-9. TC3, the #4 seed from the East Division of Region III, ends the season with a record of 5-10. Monroe, the #1 seed in the West Division, is now 10-3. The Tribunes advance to the Region III championship weekend, hosted by TC3 Saturday and Sunday.
TC3, making its second playoff appearance in the last three years, started strong. After Monroe opened the scoring, Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) tied the score with a goal with 8:28 left in the first quarter, Monroe scored the next three, but TC3 battled back with goals by Josh Maxson (Homer H.S./Homer) and Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) to cut the deficit to 4-3 with under two minutes left in the quarter, Another score by Monroe in the closing minutes made it 5-3 after one quarter.
After a solid opening 15 minutes, the middle two quarters proved disastrous for the Panthers. Monroe outscored TC3 7-2 in the second and 7-1 in the third to take control of the game. Trailing 19-6 lead heading into the final quarter, the Panthers couldn’t get closer than 11 down the rest of the way.
Ciaschi led TC3 with three goals and two assists. Bosworth and Austin Recor (Homer H.S./Homer) each had two goals and Maxson had a goal and an assist. Jorge Berenguer (Sleepy Hollow H.S./Sleepy Hollow) added a goal for the Panthers.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team closed out the regular season with a convincing road win, topping Herkimer County Community College 14-5 Saturday. The win improves TC3 to 5-9 overall and 2-4 in Region III East Division play. Despite the win, the Panthers did not receive a bid to the NJCAA playoffs, meaning the season ends with the win over Herkimer.
Saturday’s win showcased the talents of goalie Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca). The freshman had a fantastic game, finishing with 26 saves to secure the win. Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) led the attack with six goals and three assists. Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had six points on three goals and three assists and Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) had four goals and one assist. Austin Recor (Homer H.S./Homer) tallied a goal and an assist, Jorge Berenguer (Sleepy Hollow H.S./Sleepy Hollow) had three assists and Josh Maxson (Homer H.S./Homer) added an assist.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
After falling behind big early, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team showed tremendous grit and determination, nearly rallying all the way back before falling 15-12 to nationally-ranked SUNY Delhi Thursday. The loss leaves TC3 with a record of 4-9 overall and 1-4 in Region III East Division play. Delhi, ranked #7 in the nation, is 11-2 overall and 5-1 in the East Division.
To say the Panthers started slowly would be a huge understatement. The visiting Broncos scored early and often, racing to a 5-0 lead that grew to 9-1 before settling at 11-4 after the first quarter. The Panthers outscored the Broncos in both the second and third quarters, bringing the score to 13-10 heading into the final 15 minutes. In the fourth, the Panthers continued the pressure, but couldn’t cut into the lead anymore. The two teams traded goals twice over the final four minutes to make the final 15-12.
After the opening quarter, the TC3 defense tightened and the entire team stepped up. Goalie Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) finished with 18 saves and several standout plays. Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) led the offense with four goals and two assists. Austin Recor (Homer H.S./Homer) was right behind him with four goals and one assist, and Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) and Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) each had two goals. Josh Maxson (Homer H.S./Homer) and Jorge Berenguer (Sleepy Hollow H.S./Sleepy Hollow) each had an assist.
The Panthers end the regular season Saturday at Herkimer County Community College.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team’s playoff hopes took a hit Saturday, as the Panthers lost at Jefferson Community College Saturday to drop to 4-8 overall and 1-4 in Region III East Division play.
Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) had another big offensive day, scoring six goals and handing out four assists. Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) also had a hat-trick with three goals and an assist. Wes Swanson (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had a goal and two assists, Austin Recor (Homer H.S./Homer) had two goals, and Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) and Brandon Wood (Homer H.S./Homer) each had a goal. Jorge Berenguer (Sleepy Hollow H.S./Sleepy Hollow) added two assists. Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had 10 saves in goal.
The Panthers host SUNY Delhi Wednesday before closing the regular season at Herkimer County Community College. The Panthers will need a win in the finale to qualify for the postseason.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
A game that featured four lead changes and four ties came down to a defensive stand in the last minute, and it ended with a 9-8 loss for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team. The Panthers lost to Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday to drop to 4-7 overall and 1-3 in Region III East Division play. Mohawk Valley improves to 2-5 overall and 1-2 in the East.
The Panthers opened strong, with Matt Salisbury (Homer H.S./Homer) winning the opening face-off, leading to goal by Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) scoring just 30 seconds into the game. Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) made it 2-0 midway through the quarter, but the visiting Hawks scored twice in the closing minutes to make it 2-2 after one quarter.
Mohawk Valley continued its rally, netting three straight to start the second quarter. Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) snapped the string, finding the net with 2:48 left in the half, making the score 5-3 heading into the break.
The break served the Panthers well, because they came out strong in the second half. Ciaschi scored 20 seconds in after another Salisbury face-off win and the Austin Recor (Homer H.S./Homer) tied the game two minutes later. Velazquez gave the lead back to TC3, and after a Mohawk Valley goal evened the score, Ciaschi scored to make it 7-6. The Hawks again tied the score, but Ciaschi scores with 21 seconds left in the third to give the home team an 8-7 lead heading into the final quarter.
The lead remained with the home team until the 7:45 mark, when Mohawk Valley tied it at 8-8. The tie lasted only 17 seconds before the Hawks took the lead, leaving the Panthers behind with 7:28 left. As was the case for most of the game, TC3 dominated the time of possession over the final minutes, and even had a man-up advantage for 30 of the final 90 seconds, but couldn’t find the net. The Panthers misfired on six shots in the final minute alone, as the pressure couldn’t translate into the tying score.
With a bid to the NJCAA Region III playoff still on the line, the loss leaves the Panthers in an almost must-win situation this weekend. TC3 plays at Jefferson Community College Saturday. After Saturday’s game, the team has just two more games left in the regular season. It’s likely the team will need at least two wins in the final three games to make it to the post season.
Saturday, April 05, 2014
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team faced up against the best team in the country Saturday. Playing at defending national champion and current number-one ranked Onondaga Community College, the Panthers fell by a score of 29-5. The loss drops TC3 to 4-6 overall and 2-2 in Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga is now 8-0 overall and 1-0 in the MSAC.
The home team wasted little time establishing control, racing out to a 15-1 lead. The Panthers did manage 19 shots on goal before the final horn, with five of those shots finding the net. Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) and Austin Recor (Homer H.S./Homer) each had two goals and Jorge Berenguer (Sleepy Hollow H.S./ Sleepy Hollow) had one.
TC3 hosts Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
An offensive explosion powered the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team to a 28-14 win over Hudson Valley Community College Wednesday. The home win leaves TC3 with a record of 4-5 overall and 1-1 in Region III East Division play. Hudson Valley drops to 0-3.
The game was decided early, with TC3 scoring 14 times in the first quarter to take a 10-goal lead. The Panthers were never threatened, thanks in large part to a dominating performance in the face-off circle. In the first quarter alone, TC3 won 14 face-offs, and finished the game with a 31-12 advantage. The score stood at 19-6 at the half and 25-10 after three quarters.
The final score of 28-14 set new TC3 records for goals in a game and for margin of victory. Ten different Panthers scored, with Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) setting a new individual record for points in a game with 11 points on eight goals and three assists. Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) was right behind him with 10 points on seven goals and three assists, and Austin Recor (Homer H.S./Homer) was next with eight points on five goals and three assists. Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) had four goals and an assist and Matt Salisbury (Homer H.S./Homer) also found the net multiple times with two goals and an assist.
TC3 plays at Onondaga Community College Saturday.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Big scoring nights from several players powered the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team to a 17-7 home win over Cayuga Community College Monday. The win snaps a short, two-game skid for the Panthers and improves their record to 3-5 overall and 2-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga is now 0-5 overall and 0-2 in the MSAC.
The Panthers scored in the second minute of the game and never looked back. The lead grew to 6-2 after the first quarter and 8-3 after the second. The third quarter sealed the game, with TC3 out-scoring the Spartans 7-to-2 to lead 15-5. The final 15 minutes saw each team score twice, giving TC3 the ten-point win.
Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had a huge night, finishing with six goals and three assists. Austin Recor (Homer H.S./Homer) and Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) each scored four goals and Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) had a goal and five assists. Matt Salisbury (Homer H.S./Homer) and Brandon Wood (Homer H.S./Homer) each had a goal, Wes Swanson (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had two assists, and Luke Stevenson (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and Josh Maxson (Homer H.S./Homer) each had an assist.
TC3 hosts Hudson Valley Community College Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Slow starts to each half proved to be too much as the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team lost 13-5 to Northern Virginia Community College Saturday in Dryden. The non-region loss leaves TC3 with a record of 2-5. Northern Virginia improves to 4-3.
The home team took a while to get going, as Northern Virginia scored the first four goals of the game. TC3 finally got on the board midway through the second quarter with Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) scoring twice to make it 4-2. The final score of the half was by Northern Virginia, making it 5-2 at the break.
Coming out of halftime, TC3 again seemed to take a while to get going as Northern Virginia scored the first five goals to stretch the lead to 10-2. A Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) goal made it 10-3 at the end of the third. Ciaschi opened the scoring in the fourth, making it 10-3, but it was as close as the score would get in the final period as Northern Virginia scored three times, with TC3’s lone score the rest of the way coming from Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.).
TC3 returns to conference play Monday, hosting Cayuga Community College at 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
A late rally ran out of steam for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team Thursday as the Panthers were out-scored 9-4 in the fourth quarter en route to a 19-11 loss to Finger Lakes Community College. The loss drops TC3 to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes is now 4-4 overall and 2-0 in the MSAC.
Coming off his 10-goal performance in the last game, Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) picked up where he left off, scoring the first goal of the game to give TC3 the early lead. Finger Lakes responded with two goals to take a 2-1 lead after the first quarter. The two teams traded scores in the second before Finger Lakes capped the scoring with a goal with 39 seconds left in the quarter ti take a 6-4 lead into halftime.
Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) cut the score to 6-5 with a goal just 85 seconds into the third. After a Finger Lakes goal, Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) found the net to make it 7-6, but the visitors answered by scoring three of the final four goals of the quarter to make it 10-7 heading into the final period.
The fourth started promising for the Panthers. Bosworth and Ciaschi each scored to bring TC3 within one at 10-9 just 80 seconds into the quarter. But that’s where the rally ended, as Finger Lakes went on a big run, scoring seven straight goals over the next six and a half minutes. TC3 put two more goals in over the final few minutes, but it wasn’t enough as the Lakers pulled away for the win by a final of 19-11.
Ciaschi had four goals and an assist and Bosworth had four goals. Velazquez had two goals and Austin Recor (Homer H.S./Homer) had a goal and an assist, and Jorge Berenguer (Sleepy Hollow H.S./Sleepy Hollow) had an assist.
TC3 hosts Northern Virginia Community College for a non-conference game Saturday.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Two Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse players put their names in the record books Saturday as the Panthers rolled to a 21-11 win over Northampton Community College( (Penn.). The win improves TC3 to 2-3 on the year while Northampton falls to 0-2.
The win was historic for two Panthers. Prior to Saturday, the TC3 single-game goal scoring record was seven goals, set by Brandon Macera in 2008. The mark had been tied twice, but never surpassed. That is, until Saturday, when two different Panthers turned the trick. Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) is the new record holder after scoring 10 goals. Second place on the TC3 record list now belongs to Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) after he found the net eight times. The two powered the offense that also put the team in the record books: the 21-goal total marks the second most prolific scoring game in TC3 lacrosse history (23 vs. Dean College in 2008).
TC3 hosts Finger Lakes Community College Wednesday. The game was originally scheduled to be a road game for the Panthers but was moved to TC3's turf field due to conditions at Finger Lakes.
Friday, March 21, 2014
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team lost a heartbreaker Friday, giving up the game-winning goal with one second left on the clock in an 11-10 defeat at the hands of County College of Morris (N.J.). Both teams now have records of 1-3 on the year.
After Morris opened the scoring in the second minute of play, TC3 went on a four-goal run to lead 4-1. The teams traded baskets before TC3 put one in with 10 seconds left to take a 6-2 after the first quarter. Each team scored twice in the second to make it 8-4 at the half. The second half saw a reversal of the first, with Morris outscoring the Panthers 4-1 in the third to cut the score to 9-8 heading into the final period. Morris tied the score early in the fourth, but TC3 scored with 9:20 left to regain the lead at 10-9. Morris tied the game again with 5:57 left, setting up the dramatic finish. The final goal came 59 minutes and 59 seconds into the play, giving the home team the 11-10 victory.
Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) led TC3 with four goals and two assists. Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) and Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) each had two goals and Jorge Berenguer (Sleepy Hollow H.S./Sleepy Hollow) had a goal and an assist. Brandon Wood (Homer H.S./Homer) scored a goal and Ian Henrichsen (New Roots H.S./Freeville) had an assist. Goalie Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had 22 saves in goal.
TC3 returns home Saturday to take on Northampton Community College (Penn.).
Saturday, March 15, 2014
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team picked up its first win of the season Saturday with an 11-6 victory against SUNY Broome. The win improves TC3 to 1-2 on the year. It was the first game of the season for Broome.
For the third straight game, the Panthers got off to a slow start. Broome led 5-4 after the first quarter, but TC3 held the home team scoreless the next two quarters while scoring twice in the second and three more time in the third to lead 9-5 heading into the final quarter. The fourth quarter saw TC3 score twice while the home team added a single goal, making the final 11-6.
Josh Maxson (Homer H.S./Homer) led the scoring with a goal and three assists. Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) and Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) each had three goals, and Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had two. Wes Swanson (Dryden H.S./Dryden) and Austin Recor (Homer H.S./Homer) each had a goal and an assist. Goalie Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had 21 saves for his first win.
TC3 is scheduled to play at County College of Morris (N.J.) Friday before a home game Saturday against Northampton Community College (Penn.).
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
This game was postponed due to weather.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
A long road trip Saturday for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team ended with a 22-10 loss for the Panthers to Dean College (Mass.). The game played in Paxton, Massachusetts leaves TC3 with an 0-2 record on the season.
The game opened with Dean jumping to a 7-3 lead, and then stretching it to 12-7 at the half. The Panthers would fight to the end, but had troubles finding the net in the second half, as the final 30 minutes saw the home team out-score the Panthers 10-3.
Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) was one Panther that did find the net, scoring five goals on the day. Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) each had two goals, and Wes Swanson (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had a goal and two assists. Austin Recor (Homer H.S./Homer) and Matt Salisbury (Homer H.S./Homer) each had an assist and goalie Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had 17 saves.
TC3 returns home Wednesday to open Mid-State Athletic Conference play vs. Cayuga Community College. Face-off is set for 4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
It was a cold start of the season for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team Wednesday as the Panthers lost at home to nationally-ranked Monroe Community College 17-3. The season opener for both teams was played in temperatures that started in the teens and ended in single digits.
The visiting Tribunes, ranked ninth in the NJCAA lacrosse poll, wasted little time in taking control. Monroe scored in the first minute of the game en route to a 5-0 lead after the first quarter and an 8-0 advantage at halftime. The Panthers got on the board in the third quarter when Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) scored off an assist from Luke Stevenson (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) to make it 8-1. After Monroe put two more on the board, Austin Recor (Homer H.S./Homer) scored his first goal of the season to make it 10-2. Monroe added another score in the closing seconds of the third to make it 11-2 heading into the final quarter. TC3’s final goal came after Monroe had scored six times in the fourth, making the final 17-3. Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) started the scoring play with a shot on goal that was initially saved, but found its way into the net on the rebound.
Goalie Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had 17 saves.
TC3 travels to Massachusetts Saturday for a non-region game with Dean College.